No doubt about it, the president and first lady love Las Vegas.
Michelle Obama makes her second visit in little over a month to Las Vegas today, part of a four-state campaign swing, where a breakfast fundraiser carries a price tag of $2,500 a person, notes Grumpy Editor.
Las Vegas in this election year is high on the charts for the Obamas.
Nevada is an important swing state in November’s voting.
President Barack Obama also has made two trips this year to Las Vegas, a city that he knocked in recent years that resulted in scaring off tourist and convention activity.
In February, 2009, aiming at business gatherings, he declared, “You can’t take a trip to Las Vegas or down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers dime.” Then a year later, he warned, “You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.”
With ebbing of visitors in a sour economy, thousands of casino workers lost jobs and Las Vegas rose to the top of the foreclosed homes list in the U.S.
Last year’s unemployment in Las Vegas, at 13.3 percent, was among the highest in the nation.
Following the Las Vegas visit, Mrs. Obama is schedule to make campaign stops in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Tucson, Ariz., and Albuquerque, N.M.